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Happy crowds attend Harvest Festival

With weather nearly ideal, despite a little wildfire smoke, moods were upbeat all around for the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce's Harvest Festival last weekend. The event drew in 200...

 

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Retreat to the library The Grand Coulee Dam School District board will hold its retreat from 5-9 p.m., Monday, Sept. 11, at the high school library. The board plans to discuss and set goals for the current school year. The retreat is open to the...

 

Productive August in Central Washington

In the Fourth Congressional District, the August district work period has been a busy time for me traveling up and down Central Washington to meet with constituents and hear their concerns firsthand. Many communities in our area are dealing with dry...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 30, 2017

BIA to provide $3.9 million for CCT reforestation

The Bureau of Indian Affairs will provide the Colville Confederated Tribes with $3.9 million to reforest areas devastated by the catastrophic 2015 wildfire season, according to a CCT Aug. 29 press release. The BIA is providing the $3,899,148 in...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 9, 2017

Where's the smoke from?

A number of fires are burning in the Pacific Northwest and in British Columbia, the smoke from which has found its way to our area, and all over Washington, and is unhealthy to breathe. Over 100 fires are reported as burning in British Columbia,...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 2, 2017

Where's the smoke from?

A number of fires are burning in the Pacific Northwest and in British Columbia, the smoke of which has found its way to our area, and all over Washington, and is unhealthy to breathe. Over 100 fires...

 

Evacuation orders in Okanogan County

People in the Carlton area are under an evacuation order due to wildfire. Here's the notice texted out by Okanogan County officials moments ago: S: 2017-07-15 1645 Level 2/3 Persons should be aware of a fast moving wild land fire in the Carlton...

 

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Coulee City man dies in crash A Coulee City man died early Friday morning just north of Soap Lake. Michael S. Burns, 62, was driving south on SR-17 in a red 2001 GMC Yukon when it crossed the northbound lanes about 4:50 a.m. onto a gravel shoulder,...

 
 By Bob Valen    Opinion    June 7, 2017

Can trees migrate?

Really, do trees migrate? The answer is a yes. A little clarification here, though; trees don’t actually move themselves. What does occur: tree populations can shift over time. A recent study confirms that, over the past three decades, trees in...

 

"Era of Megafires" to be presented

Anyone who has wondered about the growth of the local widlfire season and of the size of the fires that have struck the region in the last few years may want to catch up on the work of Dr. Paul Hessburg. They’ll have a good chance next week....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    June 22, 2016

Tribal chairman Boyd dies at 60

The Colville Tribes announced this morning (6-22-16) that Chairman Jim Boyd has died at the age of 60. What follows is the tribal press release: Chairman Boyd walks on NESPELEM, WA - The Colville...

 

Parlette to say farewell to Legislature after 20 years

WENATCHEE - The longtime state legislator who made it possible to build a new school complex in Coulee Dam has announced her decision to retire. Sen. Linda Evans Parlette announced Monday that she...

 

Local enforcement for local lands

It may be news to many Americans, but as individual land owners, ranchers, and farmers in Washington already know, the federal government is one of the largest property managers in the nation, and especially in the West. According to a 2014...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    March 9, 2016

When the heart hurts from a distance

It is a big world. Most people, when asked about things they want to accomplish in life, answer at least part of the question with, “See the world” or “Travel.” A lot of us get to do that. Oth...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 2, 2016

Glo Carroll is Volunteer of the Year for 2015

Glo Carroll has been selected as The Star newspaper's "Volunteer of the Year." She topped the voting total of 171 people who took the time to vote for Carroll and for Archie Dennis, who came in...

 

Cattlemen's Boot Camp set

Northwest beef producers had a very rough ride in 2015. Unprecedented wildfires burned millions of acres of pasture, with the cost to Washington’s $5 billion beef industry still being counted. Volatile prices followed. To help cattle producers...

 

Glo Carroll nominated for Volunteer of the Year

I wish to nominate Glo Carroll of Coulee Dam as the Grand Coulee Dam area Volunteer of the Year. I don’t personally know Glo, but as a member of this community, I was witness to the amazing work she did this summer in the midst of the worst...

 

Quick dollars for wildfire suppression critical to containment, committee hears

OLYMPIA-When a fire broke out in Asotin County last summer, Noel Hardin said a delay in state resources led to a bigger, more costly blaze. The fire chief for District 1 in the county says that by...

 

Governor, DNR 2016 budget proposals seek wildfire fighting, recovery funds

OLYMPIA — When wildfires ignited around Twisp last summer, Meg Donohue said her coffee-roaster business shifted from being a popular gathering spot for the community to a place for up-to-the-minute news. “We found ourselves kind of being a hub...

 

Olympia coverage is a little extra

A story that starts on page 2 this week comes through The Star’s association with the state association that works with colleges in the state to encourage and support journalism education. “Governor, DNR 2016 budget proposals seek wildfire fighti...

 

New Opportunities in a New Year

2015 has been an eventful year for our nation and for the 4th District of Washington, which I have been honored to be given the responsibility by Central Washingtonians to represent you in Congress. My commitment has been to work hard on solutions,...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 14, 2015

Family wants building named after fallen firefighter

The family of a woman killed while fighting a local wildfire 25 years ago is hoping a new fire station planned by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation could be named after her. Toni Godsil died Aug. 6, 1990, while fighting a wildland fire in Douglas...

 

Wildfire recovery will be a long process

Nearly a dozen agencies presented possibilities for long-term help to about 50 people affected by the fires on the Colville Indian Reservation, but none of them will be quick or easy. The Tunk Block...

 

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Beach cleanup needs volunteers Volunteers are needed for the National Public Lands Day, Sept. 26, to help clean up the Spring Canyon Boat Launch area. There will be a shoreline cleanup Saturday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with volunteers...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    August 26, 2015

Local effort draws cross-state support for firefighters

A Coulee Dam-based effort to help out firefighters on the North Star Fire is catching on like wildfire. It started with a GoFundMe effort to raise money for a continuing effort to supply baked goods...

 

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